According to Obamacare non residents are exempt from mandatory health coverage.
Based on the Marketplace regulation:
Applicants for asylum are eligible for Marketplace coverage only if they’ve been granted employment authorization or are under the age of 14 and have had an application pending for at least 180 days.
So an asylum applicant with a work authorization is eligible to get a Marketplace coverage. That's pretty clear. But is that mandatory? Being eligible doesn't make it mandatory, does it?
Is an asylee applicant exempt from buying a health coverage?
VERY IMPORTANT: I'm asking about an asylum applicant with a pending case (not an approved asylee). So, if a person applied for asylum two years ago, and her case is still pending, then is she still exempt from the mandatory health care coverage pursuant to obama care act?